Ready for Hillary Pulls in Another $1.7 Million

The pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC raised more money in the first quarter of 2014 than it did in the first half of 2013.

Sydney Hibbs (R) holds a sign joining volunteers with the national organization 'Ready for Hillary'' as they hold a rally across the street from the Beverly Wilshire hotel where the former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be honored with the inaugural Warren Christopher Public Service Award at the Pacific Council on International Policy's Chairman's Gala on May 8, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Clinton's supporters were urging her to run for president in 2016.
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Alex Seitz Wald
April 10, 2014, 1 a.m.

Many Amer­ic­ans, it seems, are ready for Hil­lary enough to put their money be­hind it. 

The main su­per PAC work­ing to build sup­port for a po­ten­tial Hil­lary Clin­ton pres­id­en­tial bid raked in more than $1.7 mil­lion in the first quarter of the year, bring­ing Ready for Hil­lary’s total haul to more than $5.75 mil­lion since it launched a little over a year ago, ac­cord­ing to the group.

From the be­gin­ning of this year through the end of March, Ready for Hil­lary ad­ded 22,000 donors to its rolls, for a total of 55,000 con­trib­ut­ors since the group’s in­cep­tion. The pro-Clin­ton su­per PAC noted that 98 per­cent of its con­tri­bu­tions were for $100 or less, with the av­er­age this quarter com­ing in at $53. And about a third of dona­tions so far this year came in at the group’s sig­na­ture $20.16 level, a ref­er­ence to the year they hope Clin­ton will run again for the White House.

It’s an­oth­er strong show­ing for Ready for Hil­lary, which got un­der­way in early 2013 and raised just over $4 mil­lion by the end of the year. While the group did not re­port its num­bers quarterly to the Fed­er­al Elec­tion Com­mis­sion un­til now, Ready for Hil­lary’s fun­drais­ing ap­pears to be pick­ing up steam. The su­per PAC re­por­ted bring­ing in $1.25 mil­lion by the end of June of last year, and then an­oth­er $2.75 mil­lion in the second half of 2013, for a quarterly av­er­age of about $1 mil­lion.


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